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Moto Hagio's New The Poe Clan Unicorn Manga Goes on Hiatus, Returns in Spring 2019

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sequel to original series launched in May

This year's September issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Friday that Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku Unicorn (The Poe Clan Unicorn) manga will go on hiatus and resume in the magazine in spring 2019. A chapter ran in this week's issue.

Hagio launched the series in Monthly Flowers magazine on May 28. The story of the manga takes place 40 years after Edgar and Allan go to London and disappear in a fire.

The original The Poe Clan manga is a fantasy series that depicts several short stories revolving around a young vampire named Edgar who has lived for over 200 years. The series is set in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Shogakukan published the manga's five compiled volumes from 1974 to 1976.

Hagio recently wrote two new chapters for the manga titled "Poe no Ichizoku: Haru no Yume." The first chapter debuted in Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine in May 2016, and the second chapter debuted in May 2017. A compiled book volume for the new chapters shipped in July 2017.

The manga has inspired a live-action television series, as well as a stage play adaptation by the famous all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue.

Fantagraphics Books announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego last week that it has licensed the original manga and plans to release it in print from 2019-2020. The company has released other manga titles by Hagio, including Otherworld Barbara, Heart of Thomas (Thomas no Shinzō), and A Drunken Dream and Other Stories.

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